Penalties for DUI
What are the Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Mississippi?
For a first-offense DUI in Mississippi with a regular driver’s license, there is a penalty of 48 hours in jail, a fine between $250 and $1,000, and a 120-day suspension of the driver’s license. The statutes pretty clearly disallow reductions of jail time, but at The Franks Law Firm, we do our best to minimize jail time or have it avoided altogether.
A second-offense Mississippi DUI penalty is a fine of up to $1,500, a minimum of five days in jail, and a maximum of six months in jail. The license suspension will be for 1 year.
A third DUI carries with it a fine of anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000, a minimum of one year in jail, and a maximum of five years in jail. A third offense DUI will result in denial/suspension of one’s driving privileges for up to 2 years.
A fourth or subsequent DUI carries with it higher fines of $3,000 – $10,000 and a two to a ten-year jail sentence. Third-time DUIs (and subsequent DUIs) are felony charges that are accompanied by very severe consequences in Mississippi. Some of these include loss of gun rights, loss of voting rights & the ability to hold a professional license.